Necessary but Not Sufficient
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Necessary but Not Sufficient

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After reading the newspapers and following the sharp oscillations of the stock market, it becomes apparent that hi-tech companies are of a different breed. Never before have the chances of making a fortune been so realistic and never before have large companies been so fragile. What is really going on inside these hi-tech companies? What types of pressures and challenges a...more
Paperback, 231 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by North River Press (first published 2000)
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An excellent storyline and progressive learning of the implementation and subsequent TOC models to incorporate for maximizing the Throughput improvement.
My thoughts on the most helpful reading order:
The Goal
It's Not Luck
Isn't It Obvious
Necessary But Not Sufficient
Critical Chain
Jack Vinson
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December 2000:
This is a "TOC Business Novel," which means that it tells a story in order to describe the ideas of Theory of Constraints. In this case, the story centers around an ERP company, but that is not the focus of the thoughts. The focus is how TOC can bring benefit in any organization that has a workflow: production, distribution, engineering, software design, etc. The very interesting thing was that the book gave nice examples of how imp...more
It was easy to read but I somehow didn't get it. Maybe I should have read The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement first? I'll probably try that one someday.
Dec 13, 2008 Philip marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I half read this about 5 years ago. Its a book I've been meaning to read again as I think I'd appreciate it more. Its a fiction novel dealing with business theory - so different from the usual "business manual" So entertaining as well as having a business message
Aurimas Mikalauskas
Good book, although I read it right after The Goal which I think was a bad idea - I should have read "It's not luck" first.
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Eli Goldratt is an educator, author, scientist, philosopher, and business leader. But he is, first and foremost, a thinker who provokes others to think. Often characterized as unconventional, stimulating, and "a slayer of sacred cows," Dr. Goldratt exhorts his audience to examine and reassess their business practices with a fresh, new vision.

He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Tel Aviv...more
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